Category Archives: Exhibits

Manila Art 2011

The ManilArt fair was brought back to NBC tent this year. I couldn’t attend the gala with my husband so he was left to shmooz on his own. Sayang, I bought new shoes for the event! (Yes, that is the excuse I’ve decided to use to justify the purchase)

Basti and I were able to catch the last day. I’m not an art critic, so I’m just going to show you guys bits and pieces of what I saw in the booths. (Click to enlarge the images)

Of course, there’s my husband’s work in the Artes Orientes booth.

He shared the space with artists Tiny Nuyda, Ferdie Cacnio, Ricky Ambagan, and Hermes Alegre, to name a few.

Even if Orley is a realist, I like the quirky stuff too.

My dream house will not be complete without a sculpture or three.

Seeing artwork by Masters always takes my breath away.

ManilArt wouldn’t be complete if you don’t run into a few friends and colleagues.

Basti was thrilled to be there.

It was so nice to see red dots stuck on the artwork labels everywhere. I hope people will never stop buying art, and paying fairly for it.

Till next year!

Photo with Lyn-Yusi Olazo by Lyn Yusi-Olazo
Photos of Basti by Ayni Nuyda

 

 

Simple Joys

I had a perfect day today.

I arrived at Nail Spa to claim the treat I won from Dainty Mom. (Thanks Martine!)

And caught Paola and Martine inhaling macarons. (These were HEAVEN. I have to order)

Celebrity sighting. I’ll treat the one who correctly guesses who this guy is to a milk tea drink. Earlier, his daughter was there in her ballet outfit to attend her dance class in Shang. I pretended to take pics of the macarons to get this shot. (Pistachio, chocolate and red velvet flavors. I really have to order)

Busy mommies deserve nice toes. (Nice legs, Paola!)

Paola and I went to Chatime in Pioneer Center.

The area upstairs is perfect for lounging, studying, and chatting. They have free WiFi too. I had the Chatime Roasted Milk Tea with Pearl. Yummeh.

Sjofn is seriously adorable.

And then it was off to Galerie Anna for an exhibit.

I relish the times when I can be a mother, a friend, a woman and a wife, all in the same day. There are days when it’s all mommymommymommymommymommy.

Exhale.

Smile.

:)

For The Love of My Hubby and His Talent

In other words, Shameless Plugging. My husband, who hardly has any exhibits, is joining a group show at the SM Megamall Center this month.

He’s joining artists Nune Alvarado, Ricky Ambagan, Malyn Bonayog, Joseph de Juras, Grandier, Jose Ibay, Josue Mangrobang Jr., Lex Marcos and Dicky Joe Santos for an exhibit titled “Untitled Expression.”

The exhibit will have an opening reception on August 25 at 6pm. The exhibit will run till September 10.

If you have time, please drop by the exhibit. If our cup/bottle feeding efforts are successful, Basti will be enjoying QT with his grandma and grandpa. If not, I’ll be the one carrying the baby in a sling. You know where to find me – BUFFET TABLE!!! Haha!

I hope to meet some people who’ve dropped by my blog and never met before! It’s always so nice to meet online friends. :)

See you there!

ManilArt 2010

This blog is not called The Painter’s Wife for nothing. It was that time of the year again for the annual ManilArt exhibition. Last year, it was held at the NBC Tent, raining cats and dogs on my 4-inch heels. This year I we trooped over the SMX, Basti in tow, for the gala opening of ManilArt 2010. My husband had a painting up at the Galerie Anna booth.

My sister Yapi and my parents tagged along. The event was a photo-FAIL for me, as my camera’s memory card acted up. These are my husband’s camera’s pictures. He was shmoozing more than taking pictures so we had very few photos of the other booths. Okay make that NO PHOTOS. Blogger FAIL!

As you can see, the SaYa carrier saved me yet again.

And for a nursing station, I used Ninang Carina’s booth for art19b! Hehe.

Congratulations to all participants for a successful ManilArt 2010! See you next year!

Manila Art 2010

This blog is not called The Painter’s Wife for nothing. It was that time of the year again for the annual Manila Art exhibition. Last year, it was held at the NBC Tent, raining cats and dogs on my 4-inch heels. This year I we trooped over the SMX, Basti in tow, for the gala opening of ManilArt 2010. My husband had a painting up at the Galerie Anna booth.

My sister Yapi and my parents tagged along. The event was a photo-FAIL for me, as my camera’s memory card acted up. These are my husband’s camera’s pictures. He was shmoozing more than taking pictures so we had very few photos of the other booths. Okay make that NO PHOTOS. Blogger FAIL!

As you can see, the SaYa carrier saved me yet again.

And for a nursing station, I used Ninang Carina’s booth for art19b! Hehe.

Congratulations to all participants for a successful ManilArt 2010! See you next year!

Revival

And this blog is back.

Only now because basically after all these events:

  • Typhoon Ondoy and losing our iMac
  • Pregnancy
  • Twitter name sale and the purchase of the new iMac
  • Moving in with lola
  • Moving out of lola’s and into our new home
  • Being pregnant

…it is only now that I have time to… exhale. Wooza.

This is what I look like now. Yes that’s actually a baby. No, I did not swallow a watermelon. It’s the roundest tummy ever, I know.

I dressed up because Orley and I went out for the evening. As hermitic as we both are, we do get out sometimes to take a glimpse of the outside world. One of the few things that drags Orley out from his easel is an exhibit opening. That night it was a group show at Galerie Anna, one of the few galleries we deal with:

We look at the art and Orley exchanges news and hangs out with his colleagues.

Sometimes I mingle, sometimes I browse the paintings. But really, most of the time you can find me here:

Yes, I am predictable that way.

We rarely do the exhibit-hopping thing, but Orley’s good friend Jojo also had an exhibit at Art Verite at Serendra:

I didn’t stay too long. I went to Fully Booked instead.

We usually end the evening with a snack. I wanted something cold loaded with ice, so we went for a Chowking Halo-Halo. No pictures, as I can wolf down a halo-halo faster than you can make it.

Orley’s back in painting-mode again. He did something wonderful way back in December, but I’m a little too lazy to brag about it right now. Maybe next time.

Getting Into The Blogging Groove Again

The hiatus from regular blogging has left my blogging mindset somewhere in year 2007. I used to be able to take out my camera on the fly, and blog about everything that peaks my interest.

Today I saw my little baby, lodged quite decisively and stubbornly in my “belly” (excuse the loose term. I don’t want to reduce anyone with a Y chromosome to jelly). And I forgot to take a pic of the screen. Hello?

You wanna know what I took a pic of???

My husband’s Bread Talk hot chocolate

Quite pathetic, I know.

Boring life events aside, it was nice to be in Rockwell again after a long time. I used to spend every single waking moment of my life in Rockwell, working at Gymboree for 7 days a week for a few months (where I got the energy, I dunnow). I was surprised to see a “Gymbo is coming back” banner on the top floor of the mall. I didn’t take a pic of that either. (Boo to me)

We passed by this art exhibit at the North Wing:

On exhibit are:

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  • 1: Buds Convocar – I found this painting different from other ones I’ve seen of his in other exhibits.
  • 2: Buddy Ching – Different from the realism-slash-abstract stuff I saw at the GSIS competition and the Saturday Group exhibit at Art Center in Megamall. I quite like it.
  • (Picture censored by Photobucket): Ojing Obemio – A refreshing break from his harvest series that he was doing for the longest time. The 2nd breakaway piece I’ve seen, the first being his GSIS entry.
  • 3: Sunshine Plata – First time I’ve seen her work. Very whimsical with varied subjects, set apart with her choice of medium – Coffee on paper. Uh-huh. Coffee.
  • 4: Nic Masangkay – Not really familiar with Nic’s work, but I recognize his name from all the art talk I’m inadvertently exposed to.

My favorite from the whole set is:

This is Ross Capili’s mixed-media piece. I find the mix of subjects interesting and was moved by the composition.

Sunshine Plata had a significant number of pieces in the exhibit. I wonder if she’s an in-house artist with Yellow Door Gallery.

Disclaimer: I am no art expert. I am a noob at this whole art scene thang. All opinions are my own, not influenced by my husband. My opinion is based on my own personal taste.

Whew. Not too bad. Maybe the groove will come back sooner than I expect.